Congratulations on getting your new eye tracker! It's pretty easy to set up, but just to get you going we've collected some useful information for you below.
Eye tracking lets your device know where you're visually focused, giving you an extra input mode when it comes to gaming. It also makes interaction feel more real. Your experience becomes richer and your instincts extend into the game itself. All this made possible by illuminators and sensors that calculate your gaze point on your device's screen.
Mount your eye tracker
- If you have a peripheral eye tracker such as the EyeX, SteelSeries Sentry or the Eye Tracker 4C, please mount the eye tracker on the screen you'll be using it on. Check out how to mount your eye tracker here.
- If you have a peripheral eye tracker such as the EyeX, SteelSeries Sentry or the Eye Tracker 4C, connect your eye tracker. Please make sure to use a USB 2.0 port for the Eye Tracker 4C and USB 3.0 port for the EyeX and the SteelSeries Sentry.
- Install the software. You can find all the software bundles available on www.tobiigaming.com/getstarted.
Important! Make sure to download and install the right bundle for your device.
- Once installed, you'll be taken through a get started guide.
Get started guide
If you can't go through to the next step, it's because your eye tracker can't be detected so there might be a connection issue.
If you have an eye tracker peripheral, it could be due to your USB controller not providing enough power for the eye tracker. The eye tracker roughly needs 5-6 W for a few milliseconds to turn on its NIR lights and it uses averagely around 1-2 W during use.
If you need any recommendations on what to do, please check out our help articles listed below.
Alienware: Eye tracker not connecting
Eye Tracker 4C: Eye tracker not connecting
Predator: Eye tracker not connecting
- If you have an eye tracker peripheral you will be asked to go through a display setup where you will let the software know which screen you have mounted the eye tracker on. Please read more about how to do a Display setup here.
- Next step, calibration time! This is done to get the right calculations for better accuracy. There will be 7 calibration points that you need to look at until they pop.
- If there are any issues detecting your eyes, please make sure you're positioned correctly in front of the eye tracker. You need to be placed within 50 - 95 cm in front of the eye tracker and at a proper height for the sensors to detect your eyes.
Does it work with glasses, lenses or if I've had eye surgery?
Is it safe?
- When the calibration is done, you get to name your profile. If you only wear glasses sometimes, we recommend that you create two different profiles.
To create a second profile once you're done with the get started guide, check out how to create a new profile.
- You will now be introduced to eye tracking in a self-going demo. Want to skip it? Just press [ESCAPE].
Test your calibration and recalibrate
- Once you're done getting started, you can test your calibration and/or recalibrate when needed in the User Profiles menu.
How do I test my calibration and recalibrate?
Can it only track one of my eyes?
- If you want to use eye tracking for gaming, please download Tobii Game Hub here.
Get started with Tobii Game Hub
Customization in Tobii Game Hub
- You can also use eye tracking for Windows Interaction, check out your available features in the Tobii menu - Interactions.
Interaction features for Tobii peripheral eye trackers
Interaction features for Predator
Interaction features for Alienware 17 R4 with Tobii Eye Tracking
Interaction features for Alienware 13, 15, 15 R4 with IR Presence/Tobii Aware
Interaction features for Acer V Nitro 17
- If you want to use facial recognition for Windows Hello, please check out how to get started with Windows Hello.
Please note that Windows Hello is not available on Acer V Nitro.
- If you want to use eye tracking with Windows Eye Control, please check out this get started guide from Microsoft.
Get started with Windows Eye Control
Problems setting up Windows Eye Control?